Safety first all the time.
You may have seen a lot of ambitious posts online related to baby photography but you need to understand that most of these things have been under the close supervision of practiced hands and veritable professionals. Some of these shots can actually be quite risky on the wrong hands so you need to know for sure that your baby photographer is someone who is seasoned when it comes to these particular types of shots. What you need to know right out is that regardless of the shots or how they turn out, none of this will be worth putting your baby at risk for and this is why you need to have that detailed discussion with your baby photographer ahead of time about how things will turn out for the photo session. Don’t be overly ambitious with the shots. Don’t make it a point to jeopardize your baby’s safety in exchange for a few nice photos. The photos can still turn out nice without putting your baby at risk. It all depends on the kind of composition that your baby photographer has and what his perspectives are in his shots at the end of the day so keep a level head when you are planning this out. Be realistic and always keep the baby’s interests in front of everything.
Keep your baby comfortable.
Go out of your way to make the baby feel at ease all the time. There are a lot of ways for you to be able to pull this off. For example, the baby will most likely feel cold all the time because most of these baby photos will be shot with him being in the nude. You can compensate that by making sure that there isn’t a chilly draft or anything like that blowing in. make an effort to close all of the windows and to rub him up so that you will be able to restore his body temperature and help make him feel comfortable.
The right time.
You need to understand that the baby photography shoot needs to be planned out at the right time and given all of the right elements in place all the time. You will have a hard time trying to get that scheduled if you don’t know what your timelines and windows are. The first 10-14 days of the baby’s life is usually critical for newborn baby photography. Then you need to watch out for the upcoming milestones. Get some advice from your baby photographer about this. Perhaps he can lend you a hand.
This is the time for you to explore what you can do and what you can try out for the photo shoot. Don’t be shy to tell your photographer about your ideas or about any inspiration pegs that you might have come across on Pinterest or on any other apps out there. It all boils down to what the possibilities are and whether or not you have gone out of your way to check them out.